What Skills Do I Need?
Enlightened organizations are discovering a key tool for linking people, work and strategy. That tool is the Competency Model. Competencies are comprised of sets of skills, knowledge, and behaviors that are observable and measurable. Thus a Competency Model enables the organization to use consistent groupings of competencies for hiring, training, performance management, development, and selection. Different groupings of these core competencies are used to reflect the complexity of today's work and workers.
Benefits of using a Competency Model can include:
Data for a competency model can be drawn from many sources including existing internal studies, external models, task analyses, focus groups, surveys, or combinations of these methods. Analysis of the data is best done with a team of subject matter experts, human relations staff, and OD professionals.
Questions to consider while developing a Competency Model include:
OA&D has helped a number of organizations create or implement Competency Models. The organizations have included the Bureau of Labor Statistics, NASA, GAO, and the Department of Agriculture. We firmly believe that most individuals want to do a good job. A relevant Competency Model helps these individuals understand what they need in order to do a good job.
Questions about how we can help you explore the development of a Competency Model for your organization? Call 540.635.4466 or send us Efirstname.lastname@example.org
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